Summer is coming, and the action heats up in the ring this weekend, with a number of the world’s top kickboxers in action.
In Aix-en-Provence, France two of the sport’s biggest stars are taking part in Saturday’s Arena Fight event.
Ukrainian legend “King” Artur Kyshenko meets French veteran Yohan Lidon in an 80 kg title fight.
Enfusion World Champion Tayfun “Turkish Turbine” Ozcan is also in a title bout. Ozcan faces Mohamed Hendouf of Belgium for the organization’s 72 kg title.
GLORY veteran Jimmy Vienot is also on the card.
Enfusion 85: Semeleer Defends Enfusion Title
While Ozcan is fighting in France, rival Endy “Bad News” Semeleer defends his Enfusion 75 kg World Title at the Enfusion 85 event taking place in Groningen, Netherlands. Moroccan Marouan Toutouh, who Semeleer defeated by decision last December in the Enfusion Al Shiraa Grand Prix, is the challenger.
The first fight was close, and it will be interesting to see what adjustments each fighters makes in the sequel. This time, the fight will be five rounds instead of three since it’s a title fight.
Ladies champion Sarel de Jong also defends her title.
Enfusion 80 kg World Champion Robin Ciric is in action in a non-title bout. Ciric faces veteran Mbamba Cauwenbergh of Belgium.
Fighting Championship Edition in Portugal
In Lisbon, Portugal, KOK and FEA Welterweight Champion Constantin Rusu attempts to win another title. The Moldovan standout meets Ricardo Fernandes of Portugal for the World Kickboxing League Title. Rusu scored a big win on 30 March at the FEA event held in Chisinau. He stopped GLORY veteran Alan Scheinson and former KOK champion Dorel Cristian to capture the inaugural FEA Welterweight Championship.
ISKA champion Mikel Sortino of Venezuela is also in action at the FCE event.
SFS 6 tournament winner Fabio Reis meets Alex Rodriguez of Spain.